Welcome to the Little Oak Children’s House!
Mission Statement:

The Little Oak Children's House was founded by Dr. Gan Wang, an anthropologist who obtained her degree at Yale. After returning to China, she searched for a suitable Chinese preschool for her child but was not satisfied with most of the Chinese preschools. She founded the Little Oak Children's House in March of 2001, the first small-scale preschool ever licensed by the government in Beijing

The first Little Oak opened in Huiyuan International Apartment with 3 teachers and 6 kids, consisting of both Chinese and Korean children. The second Little Oak opened in Zhuxiyuan in early 2002. In that same year, half of the parents decided to support the school by becoming shareholders of The Little Oak. Therefore, the Little Oak became a school founded by parents and owned by parents.? This endeavor not only helped The Little Oak survive SARS but also allowed it to relocate to a bigger school building. In March of 2004, The Little Oak moved to its current location near the East Third Ring Road, and more than 90% of the children moved with the school.

The Little Oak now has more than 180 kids from China as well as other countries. The school is a two-storey building, with its own outdoor playgrounds, garden, indoor gym, music room, arts studio, block rooms, computer station, and school library. For the children and teachers of The Little Oak, it's a dream come true.

Along the years, the Little Oak has developed innovative and responsive services for children and families that value progressive educational methods as well as Chinese cultural heritage. The programs emphasize relationship and effective partnership with the parents. In the school, community-building, family charity, employee volunteering, environmental and food safety alert, as well as progressive methods in early childhood education are practiced.

Today, the Little Oak not only provides early childhood services to families, but also provides research-based training and advisory programs to early childhood professionals and parents. It works on publishing projects in children's books too.